Chapter: Rolling Bluegrass

If you think there should be a way for you to have more of a say about issues in Scott and Harrison counties, you're right! 

The Rolling Bluegrass Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commownealth is committed to holding elected officials accountable and making our democracy stronger while working to make our community better a better place for all of us. Come join us and get involved. We are currently working locally on making curbside recycling available in Georgetown, on pushing for a fairness ordinance in Scott and Harrison Counties, protecting water, and affirmatively furthering fair housing.

Recent Activities

Scott County Voter Mobilization Update

gDSC_0403Last night, Scott County KFTC and NAACP members called through the last of the people in our database, plus much of the Ed Davis precint's registered voters – about 200 people called in all. 

Thinking through the impact of Scott County's Voter Empowerment work in 2012, Rosanne Fitts Klarer said:

"I think we're creating a positive buzz – making a space for people to get engaged in politics. It brought it home for people. It's about connecting people to real issues and not just sound bytes and it's rare for people to otherwise have information to cast an informed vote on local races. I also think it's great that we can take today to celebrate voting as a key part of our Democracy. Some people think Democracy happens on it's own. It doesn't. But we're making it happen."

Zombies, voter guides, and phone calls, oh-my.

gDSC_0427Scott County KFTC member have been busy lately

gDSC_0413A few days ago, we gathered with Georgetown NAACP and had an evening of voter mobilization calls, calling through a list of 150 people in an evening, and making a plan to distribute 300 print voter guides. 

Last night, our allies in the Georgetown College Sociology Club organized a Social Justice workshop where students got to learn about the work of such campus groups as the Student Abolitionist Movement, Student Women and Gender Society, Campus Spectrum, Georgetown Sustainability Initiative, Ambassadors of Diversity, and Common Ground (Campus Ministry).  

Big Week Ahead in Scott County

Tim KlarerWe have a huge week ahead in Scott County with lots of voter mobilization events, so if you're in the area, come on out!

Tonight - Monday, Oct 29th - Scott County Voter Mobilization Phone bank - 6:30pm at the Meeting House at Georgetown College.  We'll call Georgetown residents to make sure they're all set to vote, along with our local NAACP allies.  

Tuesday, Oct 30th  - Thriller Zombie event in Georgetown 7pm down town o Main Street.  If we can, let's gather in front of the Lock and Key at 6:30pm and again at 7pm.  We'll pass out zombie-themed handbills encouraging people to vote. (Rain date is Oct 31st).

Zombie-related voter mobilization in the next few days

Zombies Can't Vote!

zombieBut you CAN!

 Don't be a zombie! - learn about the candidates at www.KentuckyElection.org and vote on Tuesday, November 6th.

With Halloween close upon us, there are a lot of big zombie-related shenanigans across the state of Kentucky in the next few days. 

And with the election just a couple of days after, we decided to use this opportunity to mobilize voters - and have a lot of fun doing it.  

Calling all artists and serious pie makers - Arty Pie Party

gIMG_2094We seek conscientious artists and craft folks who want to stand up for social justice in Kentucky by contributing their work for our friend- and fund-raiser: the Scott County Chapter of KFTC'S Third Annual Arty Pie Party on November 17th at 7:30 p.m.

We warmly invite you to attend and hear what we're up to. Plus we have a blast with great live gypsy music, delicious pies and spirited conversations. KFTC gives voice to thousands around the state who join together in order to improve our lives.

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Regular Meetings:

Scott County Public Llibrary
104 S. Bradford Ln.
Georgetown, KY 40324
Monthly chapter potluck

We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. People are encouraged to bring food to share, if they can. However, there always more than enough to go around!

Chapter Organizer:

Joe Gallenstein
Georgetown, KY
859-380-6103

Upcoming Events:

October 4

Rolling Bluegrass Chapter Potluck

104 S Bradford
Georgetown, KY 40324

Join members from Scott and Harrison County for our monthly potluck! We'll be talking about elections, landfills, voting rights, reclaim, and more! 

October 6

Housing Workshop: Know Your Rights

104 S. Bradford Street
Georgetown, KY 40324

The Scott County Public Library is putting on a workshop to help renters understand their rights, and to promote awareness about what renters can do to protect them.